The photos I took from this intersection July 21st were taken at 6:15 in the morning. These were taken at 10:30 in the morning. The sun does burn through and the streets do come alive!
Wait till you see it at 3:30 in the afternoon!!
Meanwhile, the new signage at the bakery is complete. Note the "Est. 1909". Yes, this whole section of Franklin Street burned to the ground during the 1906 Earthquake, yes, the same quake that leveled most of San Francisco. This, and other buildings in this area were up and running again by 1909.
I don't know if this building has always housed a bakery though. One of you old-timers might leave a comment.